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Posted by on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 10:29pm.

can you help answer this question please; four algebra formulas for Amadeus traveled 760 miles in twice the time it took his nemesis Salieri to travel 220 miles. if Amadeus"s rate exceeded Salieri's by 40 miles per hour, what were the rate and time for each man?

  • Algebra II - , Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 10:51pm

    Two equations:

    1.) Amadeus

    760miles=R1*T1

    2.) Salieri

    220miles=R2*T2

    Let R1=R2+40

    and

    Let T1=2*T2

    Substitute into equations and solve:

    760miles=(R2+40)*(2*T2)

    Solving for T2:

    380 miles/(R2+40)=T2

    Plug into equation 2 and solve for R2:

    220 miles=R2*[380 miles/(R2+40)]

    220 miles*R2+8,800 miles=R2*380 miles

    160 miles*R2=8,800 miles

    R2=55 miles/hr

    Solve for other variables using the two equations or the T and R equations:

    =================================

    R1=R2+40=55+40=95 miles/hr

    T2=220 miles/R2=R=220 miles/55=4 Hr

    T1=2*T2=2*(4)=8 Hr

    R2=55 miles/hr

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